I was wondering what your thoughts are on these two courses and what the main advantages of Bath are that I've missed:
I applied for accounting and finance and narrowed down my conditional offers to Bath (AAA) and Surrey (AAB) and it's driving me crazy. Both universities are really high on the league tables for A&F, student satisfaction is great at both places, both universities have similar courses, both unis have really good employer relations, both locations are crazy expensive and both places have great campuses. If I choose Bath then Surrey will be my insurance, but if I choose Surrey then my insurance will be Manchester.
I think I would be right in saying that the advantages of Bath would be reputation with employers, nicer accommodation, better weather?, and Bath has a bit of a reputation for having posh students which might make it easier for me to fit in as I've been living in Cambridge since I was a toddler.
Surrey should be easier to get into as I hear Bath would be strict about the AAA and judging from there being clearing spaces at Surrey for A&F last year they would cut some slack. Would I be correct that Surrey (Guildford) has more to do off-campus with the cinema and nice shopping mall?
I'm worried about one of my A-Levels and I think I could just as easily end up with something along the lines of A*AC so I feel like if Surrey is my firm then they'll be more likely to let me in if I do underperform than if they were my insurance.
What do you think?